Man Accused of Killing Monroe County Woman Appears in Person at Arraignment

The man accused of killing a Monroe County woman has filed an appeal to be represented by a public defender.

65-year-old Lyle Miller appeared at an arraignment yesterday (Wednesday) in-person without counsel.

According to online records he remained silent throughout the hearing.

He filed an appeal to obtain a public defender after the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office said he was not eligible for a public defender.

Miller is charged with second-degree murder in connection to the December 2021 disappearance of Betty Hayes.

Miller continues to be held without bond at the Miller County Jail.

A bond review hearing is scheduled for August 15.

A counsel status hearing is scheduled for August 28 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 29.

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